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NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NORSE STUFF?
Wanna be a Víkingr but know nothing about Norse stuff? Or you are a Norðmann who has lost touch with his culture and identity? This course covers the fundamentals of Norse lore and ancestral Norse traditions. We could also call it Norse Stuff for Dummies.
Note: The entire content of this course is also included in the Hirðmaðr training course.
The Forn Siðr course is entirely completed online at your own pace. The course is organized in 8 main sections: Norrœnt mál (Old Norse language), Eddur (The Eddas), Íslendingasögur (The Sagas), Frædi (Norse History), Seiðr (Norse Magic), Forneskja (Norse Lore), Siðir (Norse Customs), and Víkingarnir (The Vikings).
WHAT'S COVERED IN THE FORN SIÐR COURSE
NORRŒNT MÁL (OLD NORSE LANGUAGE)
Introduction to the fundamentals of norrœnt mál (Old Norse language), Rök (Runes), as well as the basics about Íslenska (Icelandic) pronunciation.
EDDUR (THE EDDAS)
Review of the Hávamál, Konungsbók Eddukvæða (Poetic Edda), as well as Snorra Edda (The Prose Edda), translated into a decent English version.
ÍSLENDINGASÖGUR (THE SAGAS)
Access to all the Íslendingasögur (Sagas of Icelanders) that have been translated into (an acceptable version of) English.
FRÆÐI (NORSE HISTORY)
Norse history, ancient manuscripts, poems, and culture (Old Norse and Icelandic texts translated into English).
SEIÐR (NORSE MAGIC)
Brief overview of Norse magic, normally the realm of the feminine.
FORNESKJA (NORSE LORE)
Fundamentals about the Norse lore, including Æsir (Norse gods associated with war), Ásynjur (Norse goddesses associated with war), Vanir (Norse gods and goddesses associated with peace), Jötnar(Giants), Aðrir (other deities), Kindir (creatures), Kynja (species) and Níu Heimar (The Nine Homeworlds aka Yggdrasil).
SIÐIR (NORSE CUSTOMS)
Basics of Norse culture. This includes the main helgar (Norse Festivals), Norse/Icelandic traditions, sǫngr(Norse Music), orðskviðir (Viking Proverbs), how to make glögg and mjoðr (mead), and fullrettirsorð (how to swear like a Viking). Finally, all this is followed by a carefully selected movie to give you an idea of Viking life.
VÍKINGARNIR (THE VIKINGS)
Basics about Norse culture, as it relates specifically to Víkingar. This includes the Víkinga Lǫg, glíma(traditional Norse grappling), hólmgöngur (traditional Norse duels), rígr (social structure), eiðr (Norse Oaths), jafnaðr (Norse justice), blanda (sexuality), nafn (the Old Norse naming system), dauði (deaths and rituals), yfir (afterlife where people go when not to Valhöll), hervápn (traditional Viking weapons), Berserkir and Úlfhéðnar (the best Viking warriors), and of course the myth of shield maidens. You can also watch several carefully selected documentaries to get a better understanding of the materials.
How to get started? Easy: You just need to sign up!
Cost of course is 419* Kr. That's all. No taxes, as we never believed in taxes, and this isn't about to change. And for those currency-challenged, that's about $50.
* Forn Siðr kurset er nå gratis for alle fra Norden. Bruk koden: JEGERNORRØN. (Dette gjelder: Borgere fra Norge, Danmark, Finland, Island, Færøyene, Grønnland og Sverige.Kurset og alt tilhørende er på engelsk.)